Visiting Assistant Professor: Hammond and Westville, Indiana

Purdue University Northwest
Hammond and Westville, Indiana
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The Department of Biological Sciences within the College of Engineering and Sciences at Purdue University Northwest (PNW) invites applications for a two year full-time non/tenure-track position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor beginning August 15th. Responsibilities Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate lecture and laboratory courses in genetics and molecular biology and graduate course in area of specialty. Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is an academically comprehensive, student-centered university located in northwest Indiana, just southeast of Chicago. As an independent university within the Purdue University system, PNW fosters a vibrant academic community for its approximate 7,000 student body through high quality and engaging undergraduate and graduate education. Offering nearly 70 programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels, PNW’s colleges, schools and centers are distinguished through prestigious accreditations, national recognitions, and competitive rankings. The university is widely respected for its faculty’s dedication to student success through experiential learning and collaborative research across its two culturally diverse campuses in Hammond and Westville, Indiana. The College of Engineering and Sciences serves over 1,270 undergraduate students and 140 graduate students across a wide range of academic programs. The college includes Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry/Physics, Mathematics/Statistics, and the School of Engineering. PNW’s School of Engineering within CES comprises three departments: Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical and Civil Engineering. Closely affiliated with the School are two distinguished and award-winning research centers, the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) and the Purdue Water Institute (PWI). Department of Biological Sciences The Department of Biological Sciences is a multi-disciplinary unit serving approximately 430 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate students. The department includes 13 tenured faculty members, and 3 staff members. The department offers baccalaureate degrees in Biology, Medical Laboratory Science, and Health Studies as well as a master’s degree in Biology. In fall of 2020, a new state of the art, 68,000 sq. ft. Bioscience Innovations Building opened on the Hammond campus. The facility houses the Department of Biological Sciences and the College of Nursing. The new building includes flexible teaching and research laboratories, as well as contemporary student interaction spaces. For additional information about the department see Application Review for the position will begin July 15, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Application must be submitted electronically at , a complete application includes: • a cover letter, • curriculum vitae, • statement of teaching, • unofficial transcript (official transcripts will be required upon employment), • and contact information for 3 professional references. All inquiries and applications will remain confidential; references will not be contacted without notice. Visit our web site for additional information about the University. For information regarding our excellent benefits package, visit Employment is contingent upon completion of successful background check. Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Required Qualifications • Must have an earned terminal doctorate in Biological Sciences or Molecular Biology by the time of appointment. • Documented teaching experience and a strong commitment to excellence in the classroom are desirable.
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